I think that someday there will be as many little Catholic "Benedicts" running around as there are "John Pauls" today. I admit that I have been guilty of letting our current Pope be overshadowed by his great predecessor, JPII. But no more!
Hearing of his Baptism of Magdi Allam, a famous Muslim at the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peters this past month and his call to love Jesus and come back to the roots of our faith makes me just LOVE him!
I haven't read much of his writings, but I plan to... my Easter resolution. If you'd like to join me, here are a few links:
Spe Salvi (Saved by Hope)
Deus Caritas Est (God is Love)
His recent book: Jesus of Nazareth
Let me know if you plan on reading any of these. I'd love to hear your thoughts on them.